Let me just say this:
It isn’t right that Christian holidays affect when I can do my weekly grocery shopping.
To the faithful, not believing simply doesn’t make sense. They are much more forgiving of someone of a different faith than of someone with no faith at all. Atheists are at the bottom of the social chain.
I am not sure where the writers of Dexter will go as the season progresses. Obviously, they are taking a stance by choosing the killers to be religious fanatics. On the other hand, Dexter is also a killer. And he is godless. One kills for God, the other in the name of his own subjective sense of justice. Both are wrong. I’m hoping that, at least on TV, a compromise of sorts will be achieved.
It will be very disappointing if Dexter ends up a believer.
I’ve never watched Dexter, but I appreciate the commentary here.
With DADT done, could the next military culture war be waged over atheist chaplains? (And isn’t “atheist chaplain” a contradiction in terms, anyway?)
Mother Jones talks with the Iraq vet who’s spearheading a humanist movement in the ranks:
That’s some true shit. Awesome shit. People doing good things for good reasons doesn’t happen often enough.
Source: Mother Jones
National Ask An Atheist Day! I was planning on writing something about this, but then I got stuck on Wikipedia reading about the Atheist’s Wager and Russell’s Teapot and it just stopped being productive. For a great primer, check out the documentaries “Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief” and the “Atheism Tapes”.